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review for the western soma project began and we realized this overlapped with this the western soma plan area and the eir for central corridor would provide much further detail in the analysis and we could consider at the time we prepared this eir. what we did for western soma we considered the central corridor as it pertains to the cumulative impacts of the project and the western soma area and the projects in the area that overlaps with the western soma plan, so to the extent that we have the information available to us we analyze with the eir and approximate regard to that the western soma is adequate. the central corridor eir will look at that in much more detail than we were able to do so certainly the ah nalis will be before you in the future. >> thank you. i appreciate that and i think the rest of my comments be best taken up during the approval of the plan itself, and they have to do with the zoning and it does have to do with the historic structures and whether they have more flexible uses, but i don't believe those are environmental issues at this time. >> commissioner sugaya
portions of the western soma plan or create sunset provisions to do the opposite, or in the advanced option carve out some or all of the overlap area from the plan and zoning so those are the options that are before you. again what is in your materials is what is option number one which is just to adopt the plan and zoning and maps as proposed. i am happy to talk about those further but let me turn it back over to cory to finish up the presentation. >> okay. moving on to the next issue which is something we discussed at length last week, so we want to get into more detail today which is the issue of flexibility and land uses and historic buildings. you asked us to look on that more specifically so we wanted to provide you more information and options. the options are not xuftive. we tried to keep them manageable and open to additional ideas and discussion but these are some of the logical options we felt were good to put forward, but first to set the stage this is existing conditions map of western soma in terms of historic structures and what is designated, so you see the western soma
that there is an area of central corridor that overlaps with the western soma plan area and that, you know, our position has been to move forward with western soma as is -- as it is, and let central corridor run its process as well. but there hasn't been a lot of discussion about that issue. if you feel there needs to be, you can definitely have more discussion on that topic today as well. and then if there are any other topics that either were discussed to some degree and you want to discuss further or any new topics that we haven't yet discussed about any of the materials in your packets, staff is here and available for any questions you may have. >> thank you. is there a task force presentation? no, okay, great. so, i'll open up to public comment. i have three speaker cards. first one is luke saferlin, sorry for the pronunciation, and john kevlin and john goldman. >>> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is luke. i'm one of the owner of a historic [speaker not understood] in western soma on the 9th street corridor. the building has been built over the years with numerous tenants, mostly smaller ten
. >> commissioners, it will place you under your regular calendar, item 12, western soma community plan - informational discussion - no. 3. this is an informational item only. >> garv, president fong, commissioners. cory teague for staff. this is the last scheduled information hearing for western soma before the adoption hearing next week on december the sixth. this is a little unlike our previous informational hearings in that we do not have new materials for you to review for this session. it's at the request of the president to allow time for additional discussion and comments on any issues that are unresolved or so far today have not been thoroughly discussed. so, just to run down a few of those, just as a reminder, first of all, if you are a member -- weeks ago we talked specifically about the issue of entertainment uses and proposed zoning on 11th street between harrison and folsom and we presented you with a number of options and what each of those options would entail. there was a discussion in commenting. specifically, there were a few commissioners that called out option 3b as
and a number of our clients have been involved with the development of the western soma plan over the last ten years or so and for a couple reasons, we think that the western soma plan should be able to just kind of move forward and allow the central corridor plan to run its course. one project sponsor has been waiting a long time for these controls to go into effect and the central corridor plan is probably going to take another two or three years. before it goes into effect, [speaker not understood]. yeah, thank you. >> thank you. >>> good afternoon, commissioners. i'm john goldman of goldman architects. i spoke to you two weeks ago. we are the architects of the 343 50 11th street project which is now painted purple and is therefore very obvious on the street. to reiterate what cory was saying, we have an active permit submittal that was put in in 2005. because of the western soma planning process and the e-i-r process for the western soma which started actually after we submitted, we were told by planning that our project could not proceed unless my client paid for their own e-i-r, which wo
firm is in western soma along 11th and harrison. i am here because i found out about the new sally zoning and that clearly restricts any architecture or design professionals to move from where they are right now and especially people that want to move into western soma. it's ideal because we're close to the building department. my business has been there for nine years. i'm a local enterprise and agency company so i think if you -- you must allow architects and design professionals to be part of the sally zoning. it would total exclude us. i am here because i am a resident are harrison and 11th street corner which has that zoning issue that was just talked about. we were not notified of any redeveloping where they wouldn't allow residential until last month and we read it on jim meeko's blog on november 12. we tried to attend a november 15 meeting. we would love, love to have more residents in the neighborhood. i am also the architect for the businesses that recently closed down on 12th and howard and 12th and folsom. they were bars and had licenses. they closed. i know t
a hearing to move forward -- further forward on western soma. the final thing i'd like to bring up is the four blocks that overlap the potential central corridor that are a part of western soma. i think, you know, we really need a little bit more information as to what might be proposed for this area. what are the potential solutions? are there plans for additional high density, additional parking? some of the things that may be in conflict with that area. and while we scrutinize closely the 11th street area, we've done almost no scrutiny at all over the area that possibly could be contentious. i'm not advocating for keeping this area or any part of western soma on hold until the central corridor is ready to go forward because that doesn't make sense. but i think we really have to know where the possible areas of conflict may be, what could be done to make the two compatible, and what are the options that would be before us. i know we can't jump ahead two or three years to know exactly what may be planned for central corridor, but perhaps someone could give us some insight into wha
of housing to expend soma community stabilization fund dollars in the amount of $760,000. >> supervisor kim. >> thank you. i've introduced a resolution authorizing the mayor's office of housing to expend the soma community stabilization fund dollars in the amount of $760,000. this innovative fund, as many of you know, was approved as part of the rincon hill area plan that is intended to be used to address the issues of destabilization of residents and businesses in the south of market due to development in the rincon hill area. the fund that we are authorizing today is the third round of funding through the soma stabilization fund and is consistent with the latest strategic plan for the fund. as a south of market continues to grow and improve its new development and projects it is important that we continue to work on stabilizing current residents and businesses that have been a part of this neighborhood for decades. the stabilization fund gives us the opportunity to pilot tools and strategies outside of the mayor's office of housing's typical grant programs that are often restricted by gui
not proposing to do a legitimatization process within western soma. >> i just think that -- i think that commissioner moore's questions to a certain extent asking about how we treated things in eastern neighborhood and how that applies to western soma. and i recognize that every treatment -- i know we've been trying to -- we looked at market octavia and we looked at eastern neighborhoods. we're trying to create some degree of consistency across how the code treats some general principles and i just think that to the extent that that was done in eastern neighborhoods or in other plan areas, i think it's u.n. reasonable to see how we might do this in this plan area. if there is a strong compelling reason not to to understand what those compelling arguments are, and how it impacts people because, again, i think there's a reasonable expectation that what happened in the process of eastern neighborhoods would then carry over to the new process. and, so, i think that's what we need to kind of figure out and work on. and then the same thing you're talking about with grandfathering, i don't
, and developers to provide an analysis of soma housing stock, plan development and potential displacement, and two, to facilitate and provide leadership development and education to low-income residents regarding housing and development issues. most staff and the cac reviewed the proposals and is recommending $100,000 to fund the agency neighborhood design proposal to provide analysis and communication and leadership development services and $60,000 to partially fund the veterans equity center proposal to provide leadership development training. both over a two-year period starting in january 2013. the neighborhood and business coordination program was intended to develop and implement a program that connects soma residents, community-based organizations and small businesses located in the neighborhood to create employment opportunities and other connections to achieve neighborhood cohesion. we did receive proposals on this program area, but the committee and staff decided not to recommend funding to any of these proposals. we do intend to re-release this rfp early in 2013. the community council p
a small portion of that district -- that area that overlaps the western soma. and even within article 11 there are categories of rating and -- [multiple voices] >> article 11 is not something that would have a big impact on western soma in terms of there aren't a lot of buildings that would be eligible for article 11 in western soma. >> okay. is that an idea that's been considered? i know the article 10 -- >> that was something that was brought up, was to -- along with the article 10 -- along with the kind of article 10 landmark threshold also providing an article 11 threshold with a certain rating criteria, like category i through 4. >> right, okay. it would be good to kind of know what the inventory is or some idea of kind of the article 10, article 11 and in the broader eastern neighborhoods. the four-block kind of overlap, i can't recall. is it currently -- do you -- is it in the plan that this is being studied? i mean, is there any reference to the fact that this is being studied elsewhere? >> no. [multiple voices] >> the plan in front of you was drafted, basically the draft was com
the jurisdiction of the commission including item 10 today. as noted this case for the western soma community plan rezoning of adjacent parcels and the project and certification of the environmental impact report. the public hearing is closed. public comment ended on august 6, 2012 and the planning commission doesn't conduct final review of eir's but the public comment of certification maybe presented to the planning commission during this time of the agenda. with respect to all other agenda items your opportunity to address the commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. each member of the public may address the public for three minutes and i have several speaker cards. >> okay. calling a few names and if you want to line up on that side of the room would be easiest. (calling speaker names). >> linda chapman for knob hill neighbors. i brought somebody in and you can pass it around and i am getting tremendous emails and phone calls from the local methodist pastor who is active and revitalizing somewhat inactive methodist mission that is supposed to manage the property
. >> rules committee, go, go into a soma, going to a soma, don't you know that we want to feel (singing) going to a soma, going to a soma, that we want feel, you'll make the funds grow. you'll make the (inaudible) going to the soma, give it a go-go. (applause). >> thank you. miss jackson. >> dr. espinola jackson, bayview hunter's point. a lot of statements have been made today. what i would really like you to do, i'm not here to oppose these appointments that are needed but at this point i think you should wait a while, at least until january because of the fact this is the time when a lot of change is happening in my community. i served on a joint housing committee with the redevelopment agency back in 1968 and the things that were supposed to happen in my community never did. you talk about affordable housing from the time the term affordable housing started being, i wanted to know affordable to whom because it's never been affordable to the people living in my community. the ami is the way of not having poor people living in san francisco. that need to be looked into. another th
will pass for the tenants because i work in soma and i work with lot of families that live in these hotels and they get harassed for no reason. there's a lot of people that don't know their rights so hope you guys support this and we can move it along. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is nellie salvada i support the harassment because a lot of families have been forced by their landlord by forcing them to move out of their apartment. and if they cannot move out right away, the landlord or the management put padlock on their apartment. so that's why we want this ordinance to be passed. thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is angelica and i am with somcan. we organize and educate families to achieve a healthy neighborhood, soma and greater san francisco. since we were formed in 2000 in the 13 years we have been around tenant harassment hasn't gone down. if anything, it actually escalated, especially when a lot of the tech industry has been formed or is housed in the south of market. we have over 40 tech industries there so a lot of landlord
is angelica and i am with somcan. we organize and educate families to achieve a healthy neighborhood, soma and greater san francisco. since we were formed in 2000 in the 13 years we have been around tenant harassment hasn't gone down. if anything, it actually escalated, especially when a lot of the tech industry has been formed or is housed in the south of market. we have over 40 tech industries there so a lot of landlord or management has been really banking on this new possible tenants. so tenant has escalated around a lot of the alleyways that a lot of our families lived in over 20 years. i want to tell you one particular stories that one of our families has actually gone through. when we say tenant harassment, this isn't just tenant harassment on adults, a lot of our youth, the children of these parents have been harassed as well. one particular story i want to tell you about is jake. he lives on mina street and his family was living in this apartment with 6 units. at first the landlord informed them that they have to leave because of foreclosure. then when we have them actually
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